Netanyahu Meets With Barak Over 'Uncoordinated' U.S. Meetings [View all]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Saturday in order to reprimand him over the "uncoordinated" meetings he held with U.S. officials.
The meeting ended at 11 P.M. on Saturday. Before the meeting, it was reported that Netanyahu was expected to ask Barak to explain his uncoordinated meetings with officials from the Obama administration, in which he apparently said statements without the prime minister's consent.
"Full cooperation between the prime minister and the defense minister is necessary for the security of the citizens of Israel," Netanyahu will tell Barak, sources close to the prime minister's said before the meeting. Netanyahu, they added, will also request of Barak that such remarks will not reoccur during Barak's term as minister in his cabinet.
In response, a source close to Barak said that "no one reprimands the defense minister, not even the prime minister."